The creation of social justice art education seems to be work about current issues in the united state. SOcial Justice art to me seems like contemporary art. It is art that reflects back on the gaps in the current society.
I am thinking of my own art practice. How often do I engage with problems in society? What is my critique? I know often I am fearful to put my political opinion in such a blatant way for everyone to see. But I have created work to push a cause I believe in and…Continue
This article was an interesting link to what read in Understanding Curriculum by Pinar et al. When reading in Understanding Curriculum I had an ongoing question of if a politically charged classroom was good or bad thing? And even, can a classroom be politically neutral?
North starts to attempts to answer these questions. North states the classroom has the potential to educate in order create political change. It is a breeding ground for activism. North states"...student empowerment…Continue
One part of the reading that I liked is how teachers need to encourage students to be critical of their world. But teachers also need to prompt students to act. Otherwise all they cultivate is cynicism. I feel like talking is really easy but to put our words into action is far more complicated.
I think we have only been talking about is being critical. I think we need to talk more about how do we get our students out making change. Then there is a question how can students affect…Continue
Ayers speaks about the potential of arts in classroom. In particular he speaks to how art allows learning to be slow. It is all about the process. I love this idea. It brings me back to some of the most engaging moments of my life when I was taking my time to create a piece and how everything slowly started to come together. The ideas begin to unwrap and reveal themselves.
While creating art in a slow manner things are able to open up and meanings begin to change or become present.…Continue